The 290 words included in the essentials spelling collection are the words used most often when we write. Together they make up about 75% of most writing, so they are very important. These words have been put in lists according to how often they are used.

Details for: allowed

Phrase
Cormac is allowed to play at his friends house after school
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Misspelt versions of: allowed

alloowed
allwed
allowd
allowhed
alllowed
alloed
alowed
alloued

Details for: awhile

Phrase
It takes awhile to learn to spell
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Misspelt versions of: awhile

awile
awhle
awhele
aawhile
ahile
awhilae
awhie
awhilee

Details for: believe

Phrase
Do you believe in ghosts?
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Misspelt versions of: believe

belyeve
baelieve
balieve
beleeve
belieeve

Details for: breakfast

Phrase
Would you like porridge for breakfast?
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Misspelt versions of: breakfast

breakhfast
breekfast
braakfast
beakfast
breacfast
braeakfast
brreakfast
breakkfast

Details for: brought

Phrase
Cormac brought his nerf gun to school
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Misspelt versions of: brought

broughth
broughte
bruoght
browght
brooght
broughtt
brougth
brught
brouht

Details for: can't

Phrase
Frank can't fetch a ball
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Misspelt versions of: can't

cam't
caan't
can'th
cn't
can'te
cant
cann't

Details for: cannon

Phrase
The ship fired it's cannon at the enemy
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Misspelt versions of: cannon

kannon
ccannon
cannoon
canon
cannonn
cannnon
caannon

Details for: caught

Phrase
Cormac caught the ball
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Misspelt versions of: caught

caugth
cauht
kaught
caght
caughte
caughth
caoght

Details for: centre

Phrase
Blue is in the centre of the rainbow
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Misspelt versions of: centre

centree
cenre
cetre
ceentre
kentre
entre
ccentre
centhre

Details for: chocolate

Phrase
Cormac likes chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: chocolate

choclate
chocoleate
chocolade
chocolatee
chocolae
chocolata
chucolate
chocolete
choolate

Details for: clothes

Phrase
If you play in the rain your clothes will get wet
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Misspelt versions of: clothes

cllothes
clothez
clothas
clotehes
clothhes
cluthes
clohtes
cleothes

Details for: couldn't

Phrase
I couldn't eat another piece of chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: couldn't

cuuldn't
cuoldn't
couuldn't
couldnt
couldm't
couldn'te
kouldn't
coultn't
cooldn't

Details for: didn't

Phrase
Cormac didn't bring his nerf gun to school
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Misspelt versions of: didn't

didn'te
din't
didn'th
dydn't
diidn't
didn''t
ddn't
didn'd

Details for: different

Phrase
Cats are different than dogs
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Misspelt versions of: different

ddifferent
differend
differentt
diffeent
diferent
differente
diffeerent
differemt

Details for: disappeared

Phrase
The chocolate bar disappeared fast
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Misspelt versions of: disappeared

disappared
disappaared
tisappeared
disappered
dizappeared
disappearet
disapepeared
dysappeared

Details for: doesn't

Phrase
Who doesn't like chocolate?
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Misspelt versions of: doesn't

doesn'tt
doesn''t
doeesn't
ddoesn't
dosn't
doesn'te
does't
toesn't
doesn'th

Details for: dollars

Phrase
It costs ten dollars to see a movie
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Misspelt versions of: dollars

tollars
dolars
dolelars
dollers
dollarz
doollars
dollrs

Details for: don't

Phrase
I don't know the answer to the this question
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Misspelt versions of: don't

dont
dom't
dn't
don'te
ddon't
donn't
dun't

Details for: everybody

Phrase
Everybody likes chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: everybody

everybdy
eveerybody
averybody
everybudy
everyboy
eeverybody
everyboody
everibody

Details for: everyday

Phrase
You need to take the dog a walk everyday
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Misspelt versions of: everyday

everyyday
everydey
everiday
everydday
eeveryday
everday
averyday
eveeryday
everydaay

Details for: everywhere

Phrase
The dog left a big mess everywhere
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Misspelt versions of: everywhere

everywhee
eeverywhere
aeverywhere
averywhere
evverywhere
eerywhere
everiwhere

Details for: excited

Phrase
Cormac was excited about going camping
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Misspelt versions of: excited

exccited
excitet
escited
exited
exkited
excithed
excided
excitedd
excitd

Details for: favourite

Phrase
Cormac's favourite food is chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: favourite

favoorite
favouryte
ffavourite
phavourite
favvourite
favouritae
favourte
favurite
faourite

Details for: field

Phrase
The cross country race was in the school field
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Misspelt versions of: field

fyeld
ffield
fiald
phield
feeld
feild
fiaeld

Details for: friends

Phrase
Cormac has many friends at school
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Misspelt versions of: friends

friendss
friands
freinds
phriends
frieds
friaends
frends
frients

Details for: front

Phrase
The motor is in the front of the car
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Misspelt versions of: front

fronte
froont
fronth
frnt
font
frownt

Details for: grabbed

Phrase
Cormac grabbed the last piece of chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: grabbed

grabed
grabbd
grabbad
grrabbed
grabbet
grbbed

Details for: having

Phrase
Cormac is having a bad day
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Misspelt versions of: having

havyng
havingg
haviing
havinng
havig
hving
heving

Details for: holidays

Phrase
During the holidays Connor is going to camp
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Misspelt versions of: holidays

holeidays
holiays
holidys
holdays
holideys
hoolidays
holidayys
holedays

Details for: hopped

Phrase
Cormac hopped on to the bus
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Misspelt versions of: hopped

hophped
hoppped
hoppd
hoped
hopeped

Details for: hospital

Phrase
If you eat too much chocolate you might need to go to hospital
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Misspelt versions of: hospital

hosital
huspital
hospittal
hospetal
hosphital
hosptal
hospitle

Details for: instead

Phrase
Would you like a drink of water instead of more chocolate?
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Misspelt versions of: instead

instaad
ynstead
enstead
istead
insteead
innstead
insteat
insead

Details for: lightning

Phrase
You get thunder and lightning in a storm
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Misspelt versions of: lightning

leghtning
lightening
lyghtning
lghtning
lighting
lihtning
lightniing
leightning
lighdning

Details for: luckily

Phrase
Luckily Cormac remembered his lunch today
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Misspelt versions of: luckily

lukily
luckyly
luckiily
luckiley
luckkily
luckili
lockily
lukkily
luckely
luckhily

Details for: nearly

Phrase
I nearly forgot to eat lunch
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Misspelt versions of: nearly

nearley
nerly
narly
nearli
naarly
neary
nealy

Details for: police

Phrase
The police keep you safe
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Misspelt versions of: police

polica
polike
polece
polie
poice
policae
polyce

Details for: present

Phrase
Connors favourite present was his nerf gun
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Misspelt versions of: present

phresent
presente
prsent
presennt
pressent
prexent
preesent
presnt
preset

Details for: probably

Phrase
Cormac probably forgot his lunch again
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Misspelt versions of: probably

probablyy
probbly
probabley
probebly
phrobably
perobably
prubably

Details for: programme

Phrase
Cormac's favourite programme is Dora the Explorer
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Misspelt versions of: programme

prugramme
programma
programe
programmme
progranme
prgramme

Details for: quiet

Phrase
You need to keep quiet in the library
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Misspelt versions of: quiet

qquiet
qiet
quet
queit
quyet
quiete
quieet
queet
quied

Details for: scared

Phrase
Cormac is scared of the dark
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Misspelt versions of: scared

scaraed
scarred
scard
scaret
scred
scareed

Details for: second

Phrase
Cormac finished second in the race
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Misspelt versions of: second

seccond
scond
secod
secont
sacond
ssecond
secownd
secondd

Details for: someone

Phrase
Someone ate all the chocolate!
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Misspelt versions of: someone

someoe
somaone
soneone
someeone
sumeone
smeone
somene
someonee
someome

Details for: stopped

Phrase
Cormac has stopped eating chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: stopped

stoped
sopped
stoopped
stoppet
stoppad
sdopped
stoppedd

Details for: straight

Phrase
The ruler has a straight edge
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Misspelt versions of: straight

sdraight
steraight
streight
straiht
straighht
xtraight
straaight
straiight
straght
ztraight

Details for: they're

Phrase
They're going to the zoo
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Misspelt versions of: they're

tthey're
dhey're
thay're
tey're
theey're
the're
tehey're
they'e
htey're

Details for: threw

Phrase
Cormac threw the ball to Frank
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Misspelt versions of: threw

thew
thraew
tehrew
thhrew
thrrew
trew

Details for: tomorrow

Phrase
Cormac has to go to school tomorrow
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Misspelt versions of: tomorrow

ttomorrow
tomorrrow
tumorrow
tmorrow
tonorrow
tomorow
toomorrow

Details for: video

Phrase
Cormac likes to play video games
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Misspelt versions of: video

videu
viteo
vieo
vydeo
viideo
vido
vdeo

Details for: wasn't

Phrase
It wasn't very much fun at school today
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Misspelt versions of: wasn't

wasn'te
wan't
waxn't
wasnn't
wasnt
wazn't
wasn''t
whasn't
wasm't

Details for: watch

Phrase
Cormac likes to watch TV
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Misspelt versions of: watch

watkh
wathch
wath
wattch
watchh
watech
wadch
wtch

Details for: we're

Phrase
We're going to the zoo
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Misspelt versions of: we're

w're
were
we''re
we'rre
we'e
whe're

Details for: weren't

Phrase
After the game of chess, Connor and Cormac weren't friends any more
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Misspelt versions of: weren't

weren''t
weren'te
wern't
waeren't
werem't
weren'tt
wweren't
werent
weren'th

Details for: whole

Phrase
Cormac ate the whole bar of chocolate
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Misspelt versions of: whole

wholae
whol
wholee
whola
whle
whhole
wholle
wole

Details for: won't

Phrase
Cormac won't forget his lunch today
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Misspelt versions of: won't

wn't
woon't
wom't
won'th
won''t
wont
wonn't

Details for: you're

Phrase
You're going to the zoo
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Misspelt versions of: you're

you'rae
yyou're
yuu're
youu're
yoou're
you'ra
yoo're
yo're